Major Earthquake Response Plan
USNORTHCOM Playbook Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Catastrophic Earthquake & Tsunami Response (April 2016)
Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Leader, to Step Down From Sinn Fein
Another terrorist who became a statesman when his side won. Brexit may rekindle the conflict.
Judge considers whether Trump’s tweets should open up government’s dossier probe
The government’s right to deny that information exists (when it does) in an FOIA request is called a Glomar response, from a case in which the government kept secret information about using a private submarine borrowed from Howard Hughes. Read more here
The Coast Guard’s ‘Floating Guantánamos’
We will discuss the domestic role of the military and first response. You can skim the materials in book, but this is not exam material. We will then talk about the course and the sweep of the material.
The online class evaluations are now available, so you should do those.
Smallpox Bioterrorism Attack – try to watch this to see a realistic (perhaps optimistic) portrayal of a smallpox attack.
Edward P. Richards, The United States Smallpox Bioterrorism Preparedness Plan: Rational Response or Potemkin Planning? National Security Forum Issue, 36 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 5179 (2010) (alternative source)
If you want to know more about smallpox – my analysis of the problems with the smallpox response system and why the CDC gave into political pressure to weaken the response plan.
The Politics of Smallpox Modeling – Powerpoint
Smallpox Vaccine Injury Law Project
18 U.S. Code § 1385 – Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
(posse comitatus – a body of men, typically armed, summoned by a sheriff to enforce the law.)
Insurrection Act 10 U.S.C. §§331-335 (2012) –
§332. USE OF MILITIA AND ARMED FORCES TO ENFORCE FEDERAL AUTHORITY
Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State or Territory by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he may call into Federal service such of the militia of any State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to enforce those laws or to suppress the rebellion.
§333. MAJOR PUBLIC EMERGENCIES; INTERFERENCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW
The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means, shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy, if it . . . (2) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws. . . .
§334. PROCLAMATION TO DISPERSE
Whenever the President considers it necessary to use the militia or the armed forces under this chapter, he shall, by proclamation, immediately order the insurgents or those obstructing the enforcement of the laws to disperse and retire peaceably to their abodes within a limited time.
§382. EMERGENCY SITUATIONS INVOLVING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
(a) In general.—The Secretary of Defense, upon the request of the Attorney General, may provide assistance in support of Department of Justice activities relating to the enforcement of section 175, 229, or 2332a of title 18 during an emergency situation involving a weapon of mass destruction. Department of Defense resources, including personnel of the Department of Defense, may be used to provide such assistance if—
(1) the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General jointly determine that an emergency situation exists; and
(2) the Secretary of Defense determines that the provision of such assistance will not adversely affect the military preparedness of the United States.
Doyle, Charles, and Jennifer K. Elsea. “The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: The Use of the Military to Execute Civilian Law.” (2012).
USNORTHCOM Playbook Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Catastrophic Earthquake & Tsunami Response
What would the response look like for a really big disaster?